Either Damien Harris is a pretty good liar, or he made the most important split-second decision of his life.
In a sitdown interview with CampusLore, former Alabama running back and Richmond, KY native, Damien Harris, explains how he chose the Crimson Tide. Apparently, the one-time five-star high school recruit had planned on picking the Wildcat as his college of choice, even when it came time to sit down and make the official announcement. But something moved his hand to the red hat instead of the blue and white one.
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“I was 100 percent going to Kentucky,” Harris says in the opening of the video.
Obviously, things changed – rather quickly, apparently. Harris switched to ‘Bama at the literal last second and the rest is history. Harris finished with over 3,000 rushing yards in Tuscaloosa, won a national championship in 2017, and was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. But Kentucky ended up with Benny Snell, so who really won in the grand scheme of things?
I don’t believe you even in the slightest sense of the word, Damien, but it sure does make your story a bit more interesting.
I think Kentucky fans will gladly take the end result. Both parties ended up better for it when it was all said and done.